Silo
Silo
2.5.30

4.3

Silo free download for Mac

Silo

2.5.30
10 March 2018

Production-quality 3D modeling program.

Overview

Silo is a focused 3D modeling application with the ability to effortlessly switch between organically sculpting high-polygon models and precisely controlling hard-edged surfaces. It can be used for anything from creating 3D characters for video games and movies to quickly exploring 3D architectural ideas.

Silo is currently being used at top studios worldwide as both a stand-alone design tool and as a versatile element of a multi-software 3D graphics workflow.

For more information about Silo, visit www.nevercenter.com/about

What's new in Silo

Version 2.5.30:

Note: Currently available for $99

New/changed features:
  • Added a 3D text generator. (Create > Text Generator...) You can specify font, size, resolution, depth of extrusion, and tessellation.
  • Added PSD support. Load PSD files directly into Silo for textures, viewport reference images, etc.
  • Added live texture updating. Silo will now watch your texture files for changes and update automatically.
  • Misc small bug fixes and improvements.

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7 Silo Reviews

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Anonymous
12 May 2005

Most helpful

One word GREAT
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Version 1.4
Kihoalu
25 July 2013
So far nothing here tells me much about the application that helps to decide whether its worth my time & cash or not. I see that it has been picked up by, or resold by Smith Micro, which leaves me a little ambivalent. I haven't tried it yet, so rating it, in order to make a comment is pointless.
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Version 2.2
2 answer(s)
Rondfranks
Rondfranks
30 May 2014
Where did you see the anything about Smith Micro? I still see it on the Nevercenter website.
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Kihoalu
Kihoalu
09 November 2014
Rondfranks - wow. I can’t seem to reply to your reply!
Been awhile since your May 30, 2014 post, but I finally see it.

Smith Micro resold Silo (not sure if it was version 2) at a much better price on a brief, time-limited sale. They seem to offer these sort of partner deals here & there. (Of varying quality, imo, as occasionally its just before a major upgrade).

That sale is actually what brought me to the Silo Macupdate page to see what I could find out about it, as I didn’t have the time available to test drive it before the sale period expired.

Editorializing: Sometimes Smith Micro does a great job with their apps.

Other times, they truncate the upgrades in 6 months, even if the newer version of the application is perhaps not a significantly rev newer (Anime Studio Pro, 9 to 9.5, for example, and then from 9.5 to 10).
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Carlo69
11 May 2013
Hi. Look out! There is another software with the same name "Silo" that is an lists manager and macupdate confuse both for upgrades. Thanks Regards Carlo
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Version 2.2
Rondfranks
11 January 2012
Nevercenter has extended the sale on their site at $109.00 using the code "SILO109". Same price as the Mac App Store, for now, but it works in Windows too when purchased from their site.
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Version 2.2
Jetfiredx
02 August 2007
Pre-registered during the beta to secure the final release at the lower price. Though Silo has an amazingly customizable interface, some of the places they stopped short on the features you are able to change make it feel somewhat "half-done". (Little annoyances like being able to customize the colors used in the UI, but not all of them such as the display of the normals.) For the price it is a great tool. I was very easily able to mimic a large part of Wings3D's UI (my preferred but somewhat stalled development wise modeling app) Again though this has been some issue for me as each new beta would not load the keybindings and layout I had designed from the previous version. Bugs went unanswered on the forums at Nevercenter's site. Each time there was a new release candidate, this and many other problems persisted on the Mac. It hasn't crashed on me yet, but that doesn't mean that the last RC was a viable candidate for 2.0 final. In my opinion, it was not. Perhaps it is less buggy on Windows? I need to check that soon as this is another good thing about the company - your one registration will let you use Silo on Mac and Windows. A nice little bonus. Personally, I am hoping 2.1 fixes some of these issues and the many others I have come across that keep me from using Silo all the time. I am happy I paid though to help its development.
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Version 2.0
Plasterpyrus
02 August 2007
Well, Silo 2.0 "has finally left the building!" it's been a long wait for this release, but let me just say its a wait thats well worth it. When you launch the application for the first time, what you see is an interface thats compact, clean, and very economical with use the use of buttons. Other changes that were made to the GUI is that they've seem to have gone to a more to the more traditional Mac set of menus, for me way more intuitive work flow. There is a lot more improvements to this upgrade to surprise and delight the veteran and newbee Silo user, sculpting tools that has a feel of working with clay, there is a new improved UV tool, paintingtools are much improved and many more improvements that let you know that they've been hard at work at NeverCenter to give us this very affordable advance modeling application thats a joy to work with! Hats OFF and many thanks!
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Version 2.0
ochyming
01 August 2007
One word cheap!!
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Version 2.0
Anonymous
12 May 2005
One word GREAT
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Version 1.4